I just hope one of us does…This band has meant a lot to me for as long as its been around, and AFI has been there with me in my hard times =) and I just want them to at least see how hard we worked for them. I dont really care about winning, I had fun doing it.
You’re right! it does look like that!
Glad you guys had fun. The results should be here by tomorrow (or tonight)
=) I had a lot of fun. hope I did okay though. the sooner the better!
we should cut the CD in half.
i know we should!!!! can everyone get a cd, i mean, the people who actually did carve pumpkins? i mean, we all worked hard on this. AFI and Blaqk Audio mean the most to me, and it’s okay if i don’t win, i had sooo much fun carving my pumpkin. good luck katlin
I wish!!!! Blaqk Audio and AFI both mean soo much to me. really, its always been them for me, lol. I hope its one of us, good luck to you too, Violet! =) we all worked hard!
gahhh!! im gettin soo stressed, i worked soo hard on it. i don’t even care if i win anymore, it would be amazing if i did, but i just wanna see who wins (:
I KNOWWW!!!! I’m getting sooo anxious!!!! I think I’ve checked this site 10 times in the past 10 minutes, lol! I worked hard on mine too and I just hope one of us wins. I want to know who wins. =) I feel selfish for saying I hope its me, so I’m gonna say besides me, lol, I hope its Violet. winning doesnt matter much to me at this point, I just want it to be OVER! =)
i know me too!!!! i just have a tiny little feeling that it won’t be posted until tomorrow tho :/
How old are you, Violet?
ummmmm i’d rather not post that online, sorry. let’s just say that….. im on the younger side
ohhh no problem, and so am I. teenager. I dont like to put my age on here either, I was just kind of wondering because of how well you did on your pumpkin. I figured we were around the same age maybe.
I’m SO NERVOUS. and they said they are doing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places on the chat box. but only 1st gets a prize.
yeah. im closer to your age. im an artist, and i love doing extravagant stuff with my pumpkins.i got a virus on my laptop for trying to look up complicated patterns. in the end, i did this yeah, and i saw that too int he chat box
I’m an artist also! I take local art classes and stuff. I just did mine free style. baha. I used a Rular on the logo but that was about it. I’m always doing something weird/artistic. I like to write more, though. =P
im nervous too! im actually writing a book right now, but i love drawing, especially in pencil. im mostly self taught, i’ve never had any formal art classes. i don’t count school though, b/c i’m not really taught anything there. it’s more like toning what skills you already have
haha me too! I love writing stories and stuff, and I’m trying on a book. I like the strange stuff. I just have the “artistic bone” really. I’ve always been decently good at it but I figured I should try something new, like painting, because I like using pencil and charcoal. I hate painting. and thats what I’m taking classes for. and I agree with you on school.
yeah (: *sigh* im getting really paranoid with this whole thing
I am too. I’m checking it constantly. I just love how this whole comment page is us talking, haha, we’re either really big losers or really big winners. =P but I dont think the other people who entered the contest are even looking anymore… its like we’re the only ones who want it enough to be paranoid.
yeah…. we’re soo weird. but that’s okay (:
I think I’m gonna check back in a hour. probably more like 10 minutes but I hope someone picks a winner tonight. =/
yeah, me too. but i’m gonna stay on, i have nothing else to to do. i’ve been playing freecell and listening to music for the past half hour
They said 1 and 2 are probabaly fake. that leaves us with 3, 4, and 5. cross your fingers!
believe me, i am!
I just read the comments. Some people are saying mine looks fake!!!
I’m not smart enough to know how to peel pumpkin skin correctly, I just slice halfway through and pull the pieces out and the lighting looks weird and uneven. BUT notice how you do not see lines from the pumpkin where a picture would have been photoshopped on. Not only that but my camera is stupid and has poor night settings, which screwed up the lighting from the pumpkin. Plus I’m not smart enough to know how to photoshop a jack-o-lantern together.
I seriously worked on this for pumpkin for hours with a lot of effort and tedious carving to get the appearance that eyelids and what not were as realistic as possible, and it really hurts to see that people think I cheated. You can go to my deviantart and see other angles of the pumpkin that prove I had to move it around and take multiple pictures of it if that makes it seem more legit to you.
Also, the table cloth does indeed have wrinkles from the pumpkin if you look closely. And in regards to how the pumpkin glows? I put two candles inside it to make sure the pattern would show up bright enough, which made the pumpkin glow more. I turned off all the lights in my kitchen to make sure I could get the most optimum luminosity.
If you have any questions on how I went through the process of carving the pumpkin, do not hesitate to email me if you can’t accept the fact that I have a legitimate entry.
wow, the girl who carved number 1 is insisting its real. if anyone says mine isnt carved, it is. the only thing thats sculpted/scratched is the logo.
wow there are a lot more comments.
real or not, I still think a Logo should win! Blaqk Audio is MORE than Davey and Jade! plus, I feel like no one has a chance against number 1. really.
yah I agree… I fell srry for the others kinda. but its still a great pumpkin. good luck evryone!
1 is real, not sure about 2 – they could of just carved it using a different technique
yeah… idk. still liking 3 or 5. 2 is definatly iffy to me. anyone heard about 4?
I dont even care anymore. whoever wins, wins. we all did our best.
Emilie is an amazing artist, obviously, look at her profile thing she posted… but I feel like she’s a proffesional, and the others just did theirs with all of their talent. I feel like she has an advantage over the others.
I’ve only ever carved pumpkins for entertainment. I’m hardly a professional. The first time I ever carved something serious was last year for the Zukin contest, so I really haven’t had much practice for it, to be honest.
“but I feel like she’s a proffesional, and the others just did theirs with all of their talent. I feel like she has an advantage over the others.”
How do I have and advantage over others just because I’m an artist? I feel as though that’s quite an unfair accusation. It’s not like this contest excludes artists or anything. I did mine with all of my talent as well. There are plenty of people that are much much better than I that could have entered as well. I personally think everyone’s is great, and I did mine no differently than anyone else, so why would I have an advantage? It’s all pumpkins, clever designs, and carving knives no matter which entry you look at.
Woah, no offense was inteded!!! I clearly stated that your art was AMAZING! I honestly was drooling over how well you do your drawings and paintings!!! I meant no offense to you!
I figured you would take being called a proffesional a compliment. you’re most likely going to win because it IS an amazing pumpkin, and you’ve earned it.
I only said you had an advantage because you do honestly look like a proffesional. I said nothing against artists entering. if I did, please correct me when I say something in WRITING.
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to sound so rude. I just don’t feel as if I have any advantage over anyone else here. I think everyones’ is great. Thank you very much for the compliments. I was so caught up with the other part to remember to thank you in my last comment; my sincere apologies.
Like I said.
sigh… oh well. perhaps one day I might get my CD signed by them in PERSON. =) good job everyone. I’m happy with what I got.
congradulations you guys! your pumpkins were awesome! you guys deserved to win
You too, Violet. Emilie, have you already met AFI or Blaqk Audio? on your web thing I saw you with Smith? and congrats.
whats the disqualified one all about?
I’ve never met anyone aside from Smith.
they photoshopped davey’s face on it. And the pumpkin was a picture from google.
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None at the moment.